Student Handbook

Proper Use of University Networks and Computers

The University’s networks and computers may only be used for educational-related objectives of the University. See the University’s Computer Use Policy. University networks and computers may not be used to operate file sharing programs, including peer-to-peer file sharing applications for the illegal downloading of copyrighted materials.

Use of file sharing applications can harm student users and the University. A student who runs a file sharing application may be inadvertently sharing personal information, such as e-mail messages and credit card information. In addition, virus writers often target file sharing applications. Finally, file sharing programs may disrupt Internet access and performance of programs used for academic work on University networks.